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Comparo

We look at how the Jetta stacks up to the competition

As the brand's best-selling car, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta needs to be good to maintain its sales, if not grow them. We just drove it, and found the latest Jetta to be stylish, frugal, and decently priced, if not exciting. But we also wanted to see how it compares on paper to other cars in the segment. So we've assembled the specifications from the four best-selling compacts on the market in order of their sales starting with the best-selling Honda Civic, followed by the Toyota Corolla, Nissan S

First Drive

Don't confuse it for a Golf with a trunk

The 2019 Jetta is a car Volkswagen really needs to get right. Last year, it was VW's best-selling model in America by a wide margin. And although the new Tiguan and Atlas have been propelled ahead so far this year by America's crossover obsession, the Jetta is still VW's best-selling car, beating the Passat and the Golf. Put simply, the new Jetta has got to be good.

Podcast

We've also got a new Ford Mustang GT in the office

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editors Reese Counts and Joel Stocksdale. We discuss the redesigned 2019 Chevy Camaro and the new turbocharged four-cylinder 1LE. We talk about the manual Mustang GT in the office and the all-new 2019 Ford Focus. Plus we'll spend a reader's money and talk about what the new Jetta is like.

Official

The automatic had the biggest gain

The manual only improves with city fuel economy.

Comparo

Comparing the two new compact sedans introduced in Detroit to the segment leader

How do Kia's and VW's bestsellers stack up?

Detroit

We chat with VW's North American CEO about the car and its MQB platform.

Out of 6.23 million global sales last year, the U.S. was a drop in the bucket. VW is bent on changing that.

Volkswagen has revealed its 2019 Jetta at the Detroit Auto Show. The all new Jetta will get a new techy package for the 2018 year. It will be built on the MQB platform and will feature a digital cockpit with driver assistance features. Here is more coverage of NAIAS 2018.

Detroit

Digital Cockpit and lots of driver assistance features are wrapped in new sheetmetal.

Digital Cockpit and lots of driver assistance tech.

Official

It will keep the current 1.4-liter turbo engine

Even the base model comes with some premium features.

First Drive

Will the Jetta return to its roots as a Golf with a trunk? We head to Arizona to find out.

Spy Shots

Spy shots seem to show an extended wheelbase and possible fastback design.

If so, it's a big Jetta.

The mountain bike that came with it is long gone.

Hoping to lure outdoorsy, athletic types to the Jetta and Golf, Volkswagen partnered with the Trek bicycle company and sold Trek Edition cars with matching mountain bikes.

Official

Judge approves $14.7-billion settlement in TDI cheating case.

One step at a time.

Opinion

Oil burners I've loved and lost – and the turbocharged future without diesel.

The Volkswagen TDI cheat saddled owners with something they didn't bargain for. It also saddled diesel admirers with the consequences of their enthusiasm.

Video

A Chinese park goer got a nasty surprise when a Siberian tiger pulled the bumper right off their Volkswagen.

Video

C'mon you're sick of Pokemon. This has the GTI.

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